Coverage of the annual gathering of canoe cultures
Canoes arrive at Port Gamble S’Klallam July 20, Suquamish July 21June 28th, 2011 at Tue, 28th, 2011 at 1:40 pm by rwalker
Canoe Journey/Paddle to Swinomish update:
Port Gamble S’Klallam will host traveling canoe families July 20. “We expect to see up to 1,000 guests,” according to The S’Klallam View monthly newsletter. “We will greet and welcome canoes at Point Julia as they land. Time varies but can be estimated from noon to 5 p.m. We will feed our guests a traditional clambake at the beach. It is what our visitors look forward to each year. We also will be serving a meal at the Tribal Kitchen that evening and will open our Longhouse for presentations and protocol.”
Canoes will leave July 21 in the morning with the tide.
If you would like to help at Port Gamble S’Klallam, call Marie Hebert, 297-6241.
The Suquamish Tribe will host traveling canoe families July 21-22, at the House of Awakened Culture, 7235 NE Parkway, Suquamish.
About 100 canoes from Northwest Coast indigenous nations will land at the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community, near La Conner, July 25-31.